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Men have long been encouraged to get prostate cancer screenings, but there's insufficient evidence that the benefits of a PSA test outweigh the substantial risks associated with the screening. That's why the American College of Physicians (ACP)
First, keep in mind that the website that posted this, Mediaite, is all about the media covering (really fawning and dishing) itself. The purpose of this story, with its provocative headline, sad outcome, and mea culpa tone, is to generate buzz.
The NHS say that PSA annual testing from age 50 is not necessary. PSA testing from 50 as recommended in the US and by many right thinking surgeons would have saved Peter Fenn's life.
This rule applies not only to government agencies, but to academic and industry settings as well. This was the conclusion I came to after listening to a panel of scientist and physician whistleblowers at the Selling Sickness 2013 conference in
Tuesday Mar 5, 2013 Study suggests blood sample-based screening for men without symptoms may do more harm than good. Prostate cancer screening using blood samples may do more harm than good, according to a European study now being cited here in
We made an appointment and unknowingly entered into the contentious arena of how to respond to potentially worrisome prostate cancer tests. Originally used to track the progress of cancer treatment, the PSA test is now widely used to detect possible
The importance of PSA testing to men varied according to the strategy used to identify factors that might influence the decision-making process...Most hospitals asked to provide a complete bundled price for a total hip replacement were unable to do
Company provides general practitioners, urologists, and oncologists with a simple point-of-care tool they can use to measure their patients' prostate health immediately." At present, the company is in the process of establishing a distribution
When it comes to figuring out if the benefits are worth the risks, the simplest solutions may not be best, a study of the options finds...Preventive Services Task Force said that the test most commonly used to check for prostate cancer, the PSA test,
Studies don't all agree, but U.S. reseachers say several show a man should avoid sex 48 hours before a prostate-specific antigen test. The Wellness Letter of The University of California, Berkeley, reported several studies showed ejaculation could